2D & 3D Animation

How to create a Diamond Ring

Blender 3D News - 28 min 2 sec ago

Darkfall writes: In this tutorial we create a very simple animation of a Diamond Ring. Since Blender is awesome (as are those who made it) we have an addon that will do most of the work for us. You can download this project file here. This was a very easy scene to do and I [...]

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Interview: Circle, an Award-Winning Short Film Made With Blender

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 15:35

“Circle”, a short film with haunting visual effects made with Blender, has been making waves and collecting awards at film festivals across the globe. With the online premiere coming on March 27, Jonathan Williamson spoke with the film’s director Alexander Heringer about the role Blender played in the film’s production, as well as his advice [...]

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Gemstone Shader Breakdown

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:30

After posting the Gemstone Art by Anthony Pilon, we got a lot of requests for a tutorial. I was about to send Anthony a request to do one for our lovely BlenderNation readers, however he has already done it. What a cool dude! Either way, I ought it to our readers to post it here, [...]

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Using the Distance and Map Range Nodes in Animation Nodes

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 09:20

Zach Hixson is back with a new part of his awesome Animation Nodes tutorial! In the 4th part of my Animation Nodes tutorial series, we will be going over the distance node, as well as the Map Value node and how we can use it to control values. I also leave you with a little [...]

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Vote for your favorite artwork!

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 07:15

Here are my favorite picks of last weeks artwork posted on BlenderNation. You see the thing is I suck at choosing number 1, so I will count on you guys to do that for me :D! Which is your favorite artwork? Leave your choice in the comment section below! P.S Captions are included for the [...]

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'Artistic Painter' Adds Easy Filters to Texture Editor [$]

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 03:05

Alexandru Ioan Pistol's Artistic Painter adds a series of filters to Blender's texture editor, helping you to quickly achieve certain style effects. Artistic Painter is a tool easy to use and very powerful which may be used for animations, renderings and even for games using bake option. This tool provides a large range of variations [...]

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Modern Design

Blender 3D News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 01:00

I'll be honest, I don't have much information about this image, let alone its name. All I know is that Czesław Nieszczególny is the artist that created it, and it is looking great. I appreciate the modern look it is giving, hence the name I gave it. Do you guys know more about this image? [...]

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Industry Support For Blender

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:28

Blender credits the companies who are helping out in making Blender 2.8 happen. Tangent Animation: This animation studio made Ozzy last year: They are currently working on 2 new films. Their team are growing to 150 people this year using exclusively Blender for anything 3D! Since October 2016, they are supporting 2 Blender Institute devs [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #083 - Types Of Sculpting - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:55

Yanal Sosak writes: In this YDT i will talk about the different ways to sculpt in Blender and why would I use each of them. This is aimed for people who don't sculpt with Blender, as it is rather basic information. Enjoy :)

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You Can Get Turned Into a 3D character in "Deadstar: The Animated Series"

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:39

You can now make an appearance in Brandon Wright's 'Dead Star'! I will be modeling the appearance of a character based off one of you! The 3D character will be an extra or a side character in the upcoming episode. The instructions on how to enter the contest are the video.

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Bathroom

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00

An eye pleasing Scandinavian design by Tomi Viitanen.

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Accurate Pool Material Set up (displacement & shader node tutorial)

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 02:39

Joshua Autumn shows how to set up a realistic water shader for your pool models. New on BlenderNation: you can now attach images to your comments, so give this tutorial a try and share your results with the community! There are a lot of water shaders and node set ups that other people have created [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #082 - Is Drawing Important - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 01:00

Yanal Sosak writes: This is something i had to make a video of and include it in the YDT. I believe that anyone who wants to take sculpting and character creation seriously should watch this video.

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BMW 4-Series Gran Coupé Luxury Line

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:30

Alexander Weide writes: A One in a Year Shot rendered with Blender Cycles with ACES Color profile. The Modeling was done part by part in Houdini 16. The entire scene has around 5.5 Million Polygones. Render time of this entire shot took around 35 minutes on 4K with "Asus 1050TI OC Expedition". The entire car [...]

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How to create a Off-Road Tire in Blender

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:20

TheCGMaster writes: In this Tutorial Series, I show you how to create an Off-Road Tire in Blender! We start off by creating a Displacement map for the Tire pattern, after that, we create the Rim of the tire, and in the second part of the video, we create the materials and textures! Part 1 : [...]

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Yan's Daily Tips #081 - Graphic Tablet IS A MUST - Blender Tutorial

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:25

Yanal Sosak writes: Hey guys! I got asked a lot if graphic tablets are essential for sculpting, so i decided to make a video on it. I talk about what it means to have one and how it helps out. I also added the tablets i owned in the description of the video if you [...]

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Gemstone Sculpting

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:00

Anthony Pilon have always wanted to create realistic crystals ever since he started learning shading and lighting, glad he had that passion inside him. He creates this amazing gemstone piece that leaves me wanting more. If you guys want more of these renders, let me know in the comments below. If i get enough I [...]

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Blender 2.8: Eevee Roadmap

Blender 3D News - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 00:46

Dalai Felinto unveils the plans for the Blender 2.8 realtime engine. Which part will have the biggest impact for you, and why? In the last post about the Viewport Plan of Action we ended briefly covering the upcoming realtime engine of Blender 2.8, nicknamed Eevee. Eevee will follow the (game) industry PBR (Physically Based Rendering) [...]

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Aircraft

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:25

Heinzelnisse creates this awesome aircraft from a concept made by Darren Bacon. The texturing is phenomenal, especially the close ups. Do you guys think this heavy looking aircraft will be able to take off though? Let me know down below :)!

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Realistic Viewport Materials in Blender - Part 1

Blender 3D News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:17

I'm *very* impressed with the production quality of this tutorial by Wayward Art Company, and even more impressed that he's giving it away for free! In this series I'll be demonstrating how to reproduce Cycles materials in Blender's Viewport. Enjoy!

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